Teatulia Earl of Bengal

Once again, I cannot say enough about Teatulia and their ethical growing practices. I love knowing that my tea is free of pesticides and helps the people who grew the tea. Their cooperative has established education, health and cattle-lending programs for the people working in the garden and surrounding areas. The dry leaves had a woodsy aroma, almost reminiscent of cedar. I steeped this tea in an infuser basket with 212 degree water for two minutes. This tea had a very thick mouth feel. So much so that I felt as though my throat was coated with oil. Bergamot can be tricky and I feel that a lot companies overdo it. There is a fine line between a yummy hint of citrus zing and drinking orange scented Lysol. That is the case with this blend as well. I’m a big fan of Teatulia’s Black Tea but it was completely obscured by the flavoring. I would probably not recommend this tea unless you REALLY love bergamot.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.